At 2:00AM on Wednesday, 26 September, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit received a request from the Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac to medically evacuate a premature baby. The baby was about to be born and would need immediate transfer to intensive care at the Cayman Islands Hospital in Grand Cayman.
The police helicopter crew answered the emergency callout and transported the baby to Grand Cayman.
“This was an exceptional call,” said Steve Fitzgerald, Air Operations Unit Commander who was on the crew. “The baby had not been born when we got the callout, and was less than two hours old when ready to transfer. It was a special moment seeing him sleeping in the incubator on the flight across.”
The baby is currently doing well.